[pdftex] Fonts without afm files.

Michael Malak MMalak at commercehub.com
Mon Feb 17 10:14:29 CET 2003

pdftex-bounces at tug.org wrote on 02/17/2003 04:34:28 AM:

> I have the drill down now for preparing downloaded Type1 fonts for
> use with pdfetex. Also I have a fistful of interesting type1 fonts
> already on my system, such as the Freefont collection that can be
> used with Gimp. 
> Problem is, the additional fonts have a pfb file but no afm file. The
> screen-oriented programs like Gimp must extract the afm information
> from the pfb file in some way. The pdftex manual doesn't address this
> issue. So, is there a utility somewhere that can extract a reasonable
> afm file from an existent pfb file?
> I asked on comp.fonts but got no helpful answers.
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Do a search for "getafm", which is a PostScript program that can extract 
some of the glyph metrics.  It can't figure out the kerning, though.  Does 
the Gimp really do correct kerning for these fonts?


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